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Lukaku double fires Manchester United to winning start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Lukaku double fires Manchester United to winning start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Mourinho Happy As Man United Turn On The Style

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Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they embarrassed West Ham.

Jose Mourinho's team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers side, offering excitement and encouragement to their supporters on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

RoM reads 

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Scott has written for Paddy Power about our three most important players next season.

Scott has written for IBFootball about the importance of Nemanja Matic.

The Mirror reports on our talks to bring Zlatan back.

The Guardian talks to Chicharito about his return to playing at Old Trafford this weekend.

Premier League 2017-18: Manchester United to win title, Jesus to top goalscoring charts

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is only a matter of days away from starting and the hype around the upcoming campaign is fully justified.

With more top-quality players arriving on British shores over the summer, the top teams refining their squads and a number of interesting sub-plots, fans are right to get excited about the action returning.

Conte Not Happy With Nemanja Matic Transfer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that Nemanja Matic's departure to Manchester United is 'a great loss.'

The midfielder rejoined Jose Mourinho for £40 million, opting to leave last season's Premier League champions for Old Trafford.

Conte made no effort to disguise his disappointment in Matic's exit and conceded that his side will be worse for it.

European Super Cup: Manchester United must put down marker against Real Madrid

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Since the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have been in transition and struggled to hit the heights that became commonplace under the Scot’s stewardship.

However, with the European Super Cup set to be contested against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, the Old Trafford outfit can proudly state that they are back among world football’s elite.

Bailly ban ‘very harsh’: Mourinho

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Washington (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed surprise Tuesday at the three-match ban that UEFA handed defender Eric Bailly on Monday.

Ivorian Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Bailly ban ‘very harsh’: Mourinho

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Washington (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed surprise Tuesday at the three-match ban that UEFA handed defender Eric Bailly on Monday.

Ivorian Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s Bailly banned for Super Cup against Real

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss next month’s European Super Cup against Real Madrid after UEFA handed the Ivorian a three-match European ban on Monday.

Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Man Utd’s Snazzy New ‘Holy Trinity’ Silver Third Shirt Was Designed By A 21-Year-Old Fan (Photos & Video)

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Manchester United have released their new third kit for 2017-18 and it's not nearly as bad as it might have been.

When images of the strip leaked a couple of months back it looked like United's 'Holy Trinity' homage was shaping up to be an eyesore "Morph and his family choosing which rollercoaster to go on" but, mercifully, the design is much more subtle than first feared.

RoM’s Manchester United 2017-18 season preview

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RoM is today launching a comprehensive e-book to get all Manchester United fans fully in the mood for the season ahead.

As always, all profit from the e-book will go to Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre and it only costs a minimum of £5 to download, although you can pay more if you would like to donate more to this cause.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

Man Utd: Midfield Stalwart Michael Carrick Named New Club Captain

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Michael Carrick has been named as Manchester United new club captain.

The 34-year-old takes over from Wayne Rooney, who left Old Trafford for a return to boyhood club Everton.

Carrick started his career at West Ham before moving to Tottenham and eventually ending up at Old Trafford in 2006.

Romelu Lukaku Bids Fond Farewell To Everton With Little Bit Of Help From 10cc’s Graham Gouldman (Video)

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With his big £75million move to Manchester United pretty much a formality from this point on, Romelu Lukaku has used Instagram to say a fond farewell to everybody at Everton.

Currently out in Los Angeles, the 24-year-old Belgian striker took the time to thank everybody who helped him on his way at Goodison during the four goal-laden seasons he spent with the Toffees.

Lukaku’s signing shows United ready to fight for major silverware in 2017-18

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Given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's tenure at Old Trafford came to an end last month, signing a centre-forward of note was always going to be Manchester United's main priority this summer.

In Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils have landed a player that can become one of the world's best and someone that has proven himself as a predatory force in the Premier League over recent seasons.

Could Arsenal get the best from Man United’s Martial?

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I think it is safe to say that the reported Arsenal transfer target Anthony Martial did not enjoy the best of seasons at Old Trafford, although the new Manchester United manager did not give the young Frenchman as much game time as he saw in the debut year under Louis van Gaal. With Arsenal being [..

Evra: Too much emotion for me returning to Old Trafford

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Patrice Evra returned to Old Trafford at the weekend to play in Michael Carrick's testimonial game. United's 2008 side drew 2-2 against a side made up of players Carrick has played against in the past, including the likes of Clarence Seedorf and John Terry.

After the game, Evra talked of the emotion he felt coming back to Manchester and playing in front of our fans.

Griezmann stance changes but why has United only just remembered Zlatan’s injury?

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Today was the day that many Manchester United fans have been waiting for. With Antoine Griezmann move to Old Trafford feeling almost like a done deal, we just needed to find out whether Atletico Madrid's transfer ban would be upheld or not.

The Spanish club had been found guilty of multiple breaches of global football's rules on the registration of under-18s and had appealed the decision which denied them the opportunity to sign any new players in this transfer window.

PICTURE: Europa League trophy now in United museum

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Jose Mourinho brought the Europa League back to Old Trafford for the first time in Manchester United's history. Our 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm last week secured the missing piece of the puzzle.

"I joked with Sir Alex telling him I did some work for him," Mourinho said after the game. "Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Little Tease: Atletico Madrid Star Antoine Griezmann Rates Chances Of Him Joining Man Utd This Summer As ‘6 Out Of 10’ (Video)

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As speculation continues to percolate, Antoine Griezmann, the ravishing little flirt that he is, has rated his chances of joining Manchester United this summer as "six out of 10".

The French forward has been heavily linked to a headline £80million+ move to Old Trafford, though in the past has remained fairly schtum about the whole thing.

Man Utd: Jesse Lingard Pops Into Local Bar To Buy Round Of Drinks For Fans As Token Of Appreciation (Video)

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Being a local(ish) lad himself, Jesse Lingard made a point of thanking the local populace after Manchester United finished their Premier League season with a win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

Shortly after full-time, Lingard skipped over the road to Hotel Football and proceeded to buy a drink for everyUnited fan in the bar as a token of gratitude for their unflinching support.

Celta Skelter: Man Utd Reach Europa League Final By Skin Of Teeth After John Guidetti Fluffs 96th-Minute Open Goal (Photos & Video)

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Manchester United squeaked into the Europa League by the skin of their teeth after failing to putCelta Vigo away in the second leg of the semi-final at Old Trafford.

Indeed, United came perilously close to being dumped out with thevery last kick of the game, only for John Guidetti to fluff his lines with the goal gaping.

Will Manchester United beat Celta de Viga in the Europa League semi-finals?

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Manchester United may not be pulling up trees in the Premier League, but they are doing just fine in the Europa League. As one of the biggest clubs in the world, United may not have fancied playing in the competition, but they are now just three games away from winning it.

Jose Mourinho does not like playing in the Europa League, but even he will acknowledge the importance of winning the competition this season.

Europa League: Anderlecht Players Spotted Training In Local Park Ahead Of Man Utd Second Leg (Video)

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They may well have spent the afternoon limbering up at Old Trafford yesterday, but Anderlecht ventured out into the wilds of Manchester to complete their final training session ahead of Thursday night's quarter-final second leg clash against Manchester United.

Indeed, the Belgian side were spotted by a fan (@robpim1982) going through their paces in the middle ofCastlefield park,just along the A65 from United's stadium.

Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea: Awful performance from a truly disappointing Chelsea side at Old Trafford.

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Chelsea were well and truly beaten by Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side in one of our most disappointing performances of the season.

I can take defeat on the chin if we deserve to be beaten as we were yesterday. I can accept the manner of defeat if we have played our best and have given it our all but have still lost the game.

Herrera: We controlled Chelsea before my unfair red card

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Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford this afternoon with the hope of getting closer to the top four.

The last time the two teams met, in the FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho got his tactics spot on. However, Ander Herrera was given a ridiculous red card and the game changed.

The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and that will be very tough for them.

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Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United this afternoon and after beating Bournemouth 4-0 at home, Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea are now under pressure.

Let's be perfectly honest here to start with, not a single Chelsea fan thought that Tottenham would drop points yesterday lunchtime and we all knew that the gap would be reduced to just four points in the title race.

Chelsea boss says this Man Utd star is one of the best players in the world

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has hailed Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as one of the best players in the world at the moment.

Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford, Conte also revealed that Ibrahimovic is the danger-man for his team and the Blues needs to be defensively solid to stop him from scoring.

Mourinho: Chicharito would have scored 20 goals for us this season

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Jose Mourinho has claimed that Javier Hernandez would have scored 20 goals for Manchester United if he was still at the club.

We have some players that are not really in love with the ball, you know. They are good players and they are creative players. They can create but, naturally, they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.

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Scott writes for The Mirror about David Moyes' sexism.

Scott writes for IB Football about Luke Shaw's United career coming to and end.

The Guardian discusses how Mourinho is lowering Shaw's value by slating his professionalism.

The Mirror reports on Zlatan's claims that he's missed Old Trafford during his suspension.

Manchester United vs. Everton preview

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Manchester United vs. Everton

Premier League

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Manchester United will look to recover from Saturday's disappointing goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion when they welcome a wounded Everton to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

Mourinho regrets Schweinsteiger treatment

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has issued a heartfelt apology to Bastian Schweinsteiger for the manner in which he brought about the German star’s departure from Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger finally left Old Trafford this week, signing a deal with the MLS side Chicago Fire after failing to secure regular first team football under Mourinho.

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Mourinho: I’ve never liked players as much as I like United’s

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Following the disappointing yet respectable 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Super Cup final, Jose Mourinho has claimed this current group of players is his favourite of any he's managed.

We deserve the rest tomorrow and on Thursday we will start, we go for it with everything.

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney wants to remain at Old Trafford next season despite his lack of playing time under manager Jose Mourinho, he said on Wednesday.

Rooney, 31, has made only 22 starts across all competitions this season and has been linked with a move to either the Chinese Super League or former club Everton.